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BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Taylor Louderman Sings Burkell & Loesel's 'Hungry'


What would you do if you found an Olsen twin in your dumpster? What happens when 7 grown men are forced, because of the astronomical rents in Manhattan, to live together in a small one bedroom apartment? MARY-KATE and the SEVEN, based loosely on the story of Snow White and her 7 dwarfs, looks at the ever widening gulf between the 'haves' and the 'have nots' in modern day America and the extremes of celebrity. One of the Olsen twins is hungry for fame while the other is just hungry... for a cookie. When the 7 men find the aforementioned Olsen twin in their dumpster, is she perhaps their ticket out of the hellish life they are living? Could they, should they, ransom her? And if they do, will her sister want her back or is she more valuable in terms of celebrity if she is missing or better yet, dead? How much do we really need to be happy?

In the song "Hungry," sung by Taylor Louderman (Bring It On) at 54 Below, we find Mary-Kate Olsen and her sister Ashley who have just been ambushed by frantic paparazzi ever anxious to get a good picture and a juicy sound byte. Mary-Kate, frazzled, frail, and overwhelmed, escapes and expresses her deepest desires.

Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel's songs have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, 54 Below, Symphony Space, and Joe's Pub, by such performers as Kristin Chenoweth, Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Rebecca Luker, and Liz Callaway. They have received the Jonathan Larson Foundation and Burton Lane Awards. Recordings of their songs appear on Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley's OPPOSITE YOU, Stephanie J. Block's THIS PLACE I KNOW, Rebecca Luker's GREENWICH TIME, and their own album, (SORTA) LOVE SONGS. Their musical, THE EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY, received the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant, workshops at ASCAP and CAP21, and productions at the Philly Fringe Festival, Farmers Alley Theatre, and Off-Broadway's Clurman Theatre. LMNOP, received developmental productions at the University of Michigan, Goodspeed Musicals (Norma Terris Theatre), and TUTS Underground in Houston. Musical revues: LOVE SONGS AND OTHER CRAP (MAC Award nomination) and (SORTA) LOVE SONGS (Birdland).

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